Revolutionizing the interaction between plants and bacteria
Production of legumes, such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas, important for human nutrition, could increase, thanks to the contributions of a scientific group that revolutionized the study of interactions ...
New nanocomposites for aerospace and automotive industries
The Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) has developed reinforced graphite nanoplatelets seeking to improve the performance of solar cell materials.
Entrepreneurs create effective method against bee harming pest
A group of entrepreneurs in Veracruz have designed a "smart" system to contain larvae growth of the mite Varroa destructor among the bee population, which reduces the production of honey by as much as 50 ...
Recycling Styrofoam into rigid plastic
Mexican entrepreneurs designed the first machine in the nation capable of recycling Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) and transforming it into a raw material used in the manufacture of transparent hard plastic.
By introducing DNA from other organisms, scientists enhance production of compounds in fungus
The enzymes and compounds produced by fungi are of great interest to the pharmaceutical, textile, paper and food industries. These organisms are capable of secreting, their nutritional needs are low and have ...
Earthworms, ants and termites: the real engineers of the ecosystem
The contribution of home gardens in the preservation of biodiversity, economics and human health prompted a multidisciplinary group at the South Border College (Ecosur) in Mexico to work on a project in Tabasco ...
Robots recognize humans in disaster environments
Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers from the University of Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, ...
Tracking pesticide residues in citrus allows export
Agricultural exports still represent a significant economic benefit for Mexican companies, but they can be affected by the presence of pests or substances harmful to the consumer.
Additive manufacturing technology can print using plastic, paste or concrete
Using different modules, the "3D Modular" can print using several materials like plastic, paste or concrete.
Nanodevices for clinical diagnostic with potential for the international market
In order to obtain accurate and immediate diagnosis, a group of researchers in the area of Nano-Optics at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California (CICESE), in ...
Fulminating parasites that affect the production of tilapia
Veracruz is the main producing state of mojarra-tilapia in the country, activity performed around 639 fish farms in 120 municipalities. For internal consumption, the state demands 15 thousand tons per year. ...
Harvesting energy from walking
A device that fits into a shoe harvests the energy made by walking and successfully uses it in watch batteries.
Experts create unique nanoparticles for aerospace industry
A development of three universities enables improved thermal and electronic properties on devices with nickel-titanium alloys.
Hydraulic architecture in plants towards improving irrigation systems
As with the humans, plants have an elaborate circulatory network that supplies water throughout the cellular structure. The study of this network dates back more than 200 years, although some attribute the ...
Potato ravaging pest controlled with fungi
Approximately six thousand hectares of Veracruz, in the west coast of Mexico, are dedicated to the production of potato (Solanum tuberosum). During the past 30 years, the fields of the Cofre de Perote area ...